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Who May Borrow
Currently enrolled Five College students, faculty, and staff may borrow circulating materials upon presentation of a valid ID. Students on leave or field study do not have borrowing privileges.
Hampshire alums who live in the local area as well as area residents may apply for a visitor card in the library circulation office. This card entitles the visitor to borrowing privileges for books, journals, and CDs in open stacks at the Hampshire library. Visitors may also use Hampshire's research databases from workstations in the library, but do not have access to them from off campus.
Alumni may apply for a visitor card at the library InfoBar, which will provide access to physical collections in the Harold F. Johnson including books, journals, CDs, DVDs, and games.
Alumni with a HampNet ID may access specific online resources including Project MUSE, Sage, and Springer databases and our Compass: Digital Collections. To activate or request a HampNet ID and email address, contact the IT Help Desk. When the HampNet ID is active the username and password provided will be used to access library online resources.
Reserve material circulates for four hours, 24 hours, or three days at the instructor's discretion.
Currently valid borrowers may renew any item provided that:
Patrons may renew items online as long as they are not overdue. See the How do I...? section for instructions. Renewals may also be requested in person, by mail, or by telephone.
Items from other Five College libraries may be renewed only by self-renewal or at the lending library, and are subject to the renewal policies of the lending library.
Holds and Recalls
Overdue (Warning) Notices and Bills
Please visit the Carrel Policies page for more information.